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The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun State Council, Comrade Soji Amosu, aged 53, is dead.

Amosu who was a two term Secretary of the Council before being elected Chairman in 2019,

The late chairman was a Deputy Director at the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in the state before succumbing to death at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, in the early hours of Sunday.

Amosu, a graduate of Mass Communication of Ogun State Polytechnic now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic is survived by wife, children, aged father and siblings.

In a statement signed by the secretary of the council, Ayokunle Ewuoso, on Sunday, stated that a 7-day mourning has been declared adding that a condolence register will be opened on Monday at the Council’s Secretariat, Iwe-Iroyin, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, while burial arrangements will be announced later.

The statement reads: “It is with heavy hearts, but total submission to the will of God that we announce the transition unto the glory of the chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun State Council, Comrade Olusoji Samson Amosu which occurred on Sunday the 14th of November, 2021 after a brief illness.

“His death is shocking and devastating. It is a collective grief to the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) in general and Ogun State Council in particular.

“We pray that God, in His infinite mercies, grants all members of the union and his immediate family members the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Burial arrangements will be announced later.

“Meanwhile, consequent upon this sad development, the Union is declaring a 7-day mourning, while condolence register will be opened on Monday at the Council’s Secretariat, Iwe-Iroyin, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta”.

 

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